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Acronyms and abbreviations

Term

Definition

%

per cent

3D

three-dimensional

ABARES

Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences

ABS

Australian Bureau of Statistics

ACCC

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

agvet

agricultural and veterinary

AIMM

Australian Institute of Management Member

AM

Member of the Order of Australia

AO

Officer of the Order of Australia

APS

Australian Public Service

ASF

African swine fever

AS/NZS

Australian/New Zealand Standard

ASEL

Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock

ATEP Act

Antarctic Treaty (Environment Protection) Act 1980

Austrade

Australian Trade and Investment Committee

BA

Bachelor of Arts

BEc

Bachelor of Economics

BICON

Biosecurity Import Conditions system

BLOC

Building Legal Organisational Capability

BMSB

brown marmorated stink bug

BOC

Basin Officials Committee

CA

controlled action

CCAMLR

Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources

CEWH

Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder

CEWO

Commonwealth Environmental Water Office

CITES

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

CLLMM

Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth

CMS

Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals

CO2

carbon dioxide

CO2e

carbon dioxide equivalent

COLS

Cargo Online Lodgement System

CSIRO

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

DFAT

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

DNA

deoxyribonucleic acid

Dr

doctor

eCert

paperless certification/electronic certification

EEGO

energy efficiency in government operations

EL

Executive Level

EPBC Act

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

EPBC Regulations

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Regulations

ERA

Energy Resources of Australia

ESD

ecologically sustainable development

FCA

Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

FCPA

Fellow of CPA Australia

FICA

Fellow International Compliance Association

FOI Act

Freedom of Information Act 1982

FTA

free trade agreement

FTE

full-time equivalent

GAICD

Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

GBA

Geological and Bioregional Assessment

GJ

gigajoule

GL

gigalitre

GST

goods and services tax

HCAS

Habitat Condition Assessment System

Hon

Honourable

IBRD

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

IChEMS

Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management Standard

ICO

intensive corrections order

ICT

information and communication technology

IFAM

International Freight Assistance Mechanism

IFC

International Finance Corporation

IIAM

Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors

INTERPOL

International Criminal Police Organization

IPPA–Indonesia

Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia concerning the Promotion and Protection of Investments

IPS

Information Publication Scheme

ISO

International Organization for Standardization

JAS-ANZ

Joint Accreditation Scheme of Australia New Zealand

kL

kilolitre

km

kilometre

LED

light emitting diode

LENS

List of Exempt Native Specimens

LiDAR

light detection and ranging

m2

square metre

MACS (Snr)

Senior Member of the Australian Computer Society

MDBA

Murray–Darling Basin Authority

MJ

megajoule

MJ/L

megajoules per litre

ML

megalitre

MMWG

Meat Modernisation Working Group

MP

Member of Parliament

mSv

millisievert

n/a

not applicable

NABERS

National Australian Built Environment Rating System

NCA

not controlled action

NEXDOC

Next Export Documentation System

NOI

notice of intention

NSW

New South Wales

NTCRS

National Television Computer and Recycling Scheme

ODP

ozone depletion potential

OIE

World Organisation for Animal Health

OPC

Office of Parliamentary Counsel

PAES

Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements 2020–21

PBS

Portfolio Budget Statements

PFAS

per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances

PGPA Act

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013

PhD

Doctor of Philosophy

PM

action to be taken in a particular manner

PPE

personal protective equipment

PSM

Public Service Medal

Q&A

questions and answers

QR codes

quick response codes

RFCS

Rural Financial Counselling Service

RLP

Regional Land Partnerships

RSV

research survey vessel

RtA

returned to Australia

RV

research vessel

SDG

sustainable development goals

SDL

sustainable diversion limit

SEP

standard export plans

SIRUS

departmental work health and safety information system

spp

multiple species

t/CO2e

carbon dioxide equivalent tonnes

TEMPO

Trends in Euphausiids off Mawson, Predators and Oceanography

TERN

Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Network

μg/L

micrograms per litre

URL

Uniform Resource Locator

WBG

World Bank Group

WELS

Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards

WELS Act

Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005

WESA

Water for the Environment Special Account

WHS

work health and safety

WQIP

Reef 2050 Water Quality Improvement Plan 2017–2022

WTO

wildlife trade operations